Yellowstone erupts roughly every 600,000 years, and it’s about 600,000 years since it last exploded.
An eruption at Yellowstone National Park could lead to the end of human civilisation.
However, NASA has a plan that could prevent such an explosion and could also create a geothermal plant to generate electricity.
What images go through your mind when you think of the end of the world?
Asteroids? Perhaps a world war? Climate change? Or even aliens? Even if some of these things are realistic, there’s a much greater threat lurking beneath Earth’s surface that could put an end to human civilisation – and very few know about it.
According to a report by the BBC, even NASA sees them as one of the greatest natural threats to humanity: supervolcanoes.